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microgram

 (μg) [mi´kro-gram]
one millionth (10−6) of a gram.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mi·cro·gram (γ, mcg),

(mī'krō-gram), It is recommended that, in handwritten material and in computer work, this word be written in full, because both human beings and computers may misread the abbreviation μg as mg and the abbreviation γ as g. Alternatively the abbreviation mcg may be used.
One millionth of a gram.
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mi·cro·gram

(mcg) (mī'krō-gram)
One millionth of a gram.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mi·cro·gram

(mī'krō-gram)
One millionth of a gram.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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